Francis Ngannou hits Alistair Overeem in the first round during a UFC 218 heavyweight MMA bout

UFC 226: Ngannou vs Lewis Betting Odds

Fans should expect fireworks when heavyweight knockout artists Francis “The Predator” Ngannou and Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis face off at UFC 226. Ngannou finds himself as a hefty -370 favorite with Lewis coming back at +280.

Ngannou is easily one of the hardest-hitting fighters to ever step foot inside the Octagon with some absolutely vicious knockouts against the likes of Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski and Bojan Mihajlovic. Some of the shine has worn off Ngannou after he most recently challenged Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title – a contest that saw “The Predator” get absolutely grinded into a fine dust by the champion. That being said, Ngannou is still one of the most terrifying men to strike within the UFC.

Not to be outdone, Lewis is a vicious knockout artist in his own right with 17 of his 19 career victories coming via KO. “The Black Beast” is 6-1 in his last seven fights with the judges only being needed once in that span. Lewis is likely the only person in the UFC who can hit as hard as Ngannou but each of his last three losses has come by KO.

To use an old cliché, don’t blink during this fight. The odds of one of these two looking up at the lights is extremely high. There may be more well-rounded, tactical fights during International Fight Week – but none offer the pure violence of Ngannou vs Lewis.

Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis Betting Odds
Francis Ngannou-370
Derrick Lewis+280

Odds as of July 6 at Sportsbook

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